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Today's Sports

  • Graham in for NCAA meet

    Ranked third nationally in the triple jump and fifth in the pentathlon, New Mexico Highlands’ Angella Graham could be the school’s strongest contender for an NCAA Division II national championship.

    Graham qualified for this spring’s national indoor meet with performances at separate University of New Mexico-hosted meets this past month.

  • Raton routs Dons

    West Las Vegas’ boys’ basketball team stepped into the cellar of District 2-3A on Wednesday, and former cellar-dweller Raton escaped at the Dons’ expense.

    The host Tigers surged late in the first half to blow open a close game, and they’d end up winning 65-48.

    With identical 1-6 district records and a split of the regular-season series, WLV and Raton are technically tied for fifth place. But because the Tigers won by 19 compared to  West’s 47-41 victory back on Jan. 23, they own the tiebreaker.

  • Horsemen nip Cards in rematch

    Robertson and host St. Michael’s again treated fans to a close, entertaining boys’ basketball game, but the Horsemen evened the season series with a 47-42 win Wednesday night at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.

    The loss dropped the Cardinals to 15-6 and 3-4, good for fourth in the District 2-3A chase with three games left for each district team. St. Mike’s is 14-9, 5-2, sandwiched between Santa Fe Indian (7-0) and Pojoaque (4-3) in the standings.

  • Gilpin now leads LCC softball

    The following is an interview with Luna Community College softball coach Meredith Gilpin.

    What are your goals for this season?

  • RHS girls have Hope

    There is Hope on the schedule after all for the Robertson girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Cardinals scored a significant non-district victory on Monday night, beating Hope Christian 52-49 on the Huskies’ home campus in Albuquerque.

    Hope Christian entered the game ranked sixth in the latest Class 3A girls’ poll sponsored by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Robertson was ninth in the same poll.

    RHS led 25-21 at halftime and held on down the stretch to complete the upset.

  • Cards hold on in East-West game

    Justin Bustos made a living at the foul line Monday night, going 10 for 12 at the charity stripe, and tallied 21 total points to lead Robertson to a 73-63 boys’ basketball win over crosstown rival West Las Vegas at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Bustos swished his first 10 free throws, all in the fourth quarter, before missing twice in his last trip to the foul line.

    The Cardinals (15-5 overall, 3-3 District 2-3A) got what they were looking for — a bounce-back game after consecutive district losses to leader Santa Fe Indian School (6-0) and Pojoaque Valley.

  • Rangers reap recognition

    Three Mora Ranger boys’ basketball players recently brought home medals recognizing both on- and off-court accomplishment.

    Tyler Martinez was named to the all-tournament team of the 62nd annual Northern Rio Grande Tournament hosted by Pojoaque Valley High School in Jacona. The Rangers, coached by Hank Laumbach, finished sixth in the tournament.

    Additionally, Leo Paul Pacheco was among those honored for outstanding sportsmanship qualities, and Joshua D. Garcia was saluted for his academic work.

  • One step back, one step forward

    Maybe games on back-to-back days isn’t such a bad idea, at least not when the first one doesn’t go your way.

    On Saturday, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons picked up some quick redemption, ending a two-game slide in the District 2-3A schedule with a 48-35 victory over crosstown rival Robertson at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Weekend Roundup: Cowboys,...

    Robertson alumnus Justin “Mayo” Montoya scored 12 points in 17 minutes Saturday, becoming one of six Cowboys in double figures for a 103-88 men’s basketball rout of Western New Mexico.

    Highlands (14-7, 8-5 RMAC) has won five in a row.

    Other Cowboys in doubles: Kelvin Franklin (16), Chop Tang and Mindaugas Markevicius (13 each), Chris Dunn (12) and Roman Andrade (10).

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    Jessica Armijo’s only point of the evening wound up a game-winner Saturday as NMHU’s women held on to beat WNMU 76-75.

  • Lady Dons stay No. 1 in state...

    West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball endured a tough loss to district rival Pojoaque this past week but still held on to the No. 1 ranking in Class 3A.

    Wednesday’s New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll has the Lady Dons and coach Jose Medina holding the top spot with 79 points. Lovington, the only 3A team close to WLV in terms of win-loss record, is second with 63 points, followed by Socorro with 54.